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From icono- +‎ -latry.


iconolatry (countable and uncountable, plural iconolatries)

  1. The worship of images as symbols.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Distinguished from idolatry, the worship of images themselves.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for iconolatry in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)